Mohawks sweep doubleheader from Dragons
AMSTERDAM — Liam Wilson and Anthony Gonnella blasted home runs and drove in 11 of Amsterdam’s 13 runs as the Mohawks defeated Glens Falls 13-1 in the opening game of Thursday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Shuttleworth Park.
The Mohawks completed the sweep of the night’s action with a 5-1 victory over the Dragons to run their win streak to five games.
Wilson delivered a two-run shot in the first inning to stake the Mohawks to an early 2-0 lead in the opening game. He came through again in the bottom of the second, this time doubling into the left-field corner to drive in John Valente and Dylan Reynolds.
Wilson was on base when Gonnella blasted a grand slam deep over the right field fence to highlight a seven-run second inning by the Mohawks for a 9-0 lead.
Wilson picked up his fifth RBI of the game in the third inning, driving in Valente, who led off the inning with a double, with a double off the left-field wall and Gonnella picked up an RBI with a bases-loaded walk to help Amsterdam stretch its lead to 12-0.
Glens Falls broke up the shut out bid in the top of the fifth when Dan Lowndes scored on Dalton Ney’s double and Ryan Beamish crossed the plate on Jared Morello’s single to make the score 12-2.
Gonnella collected his sixth RBI of the game with his double in the bottom of the fifth to drive in Matt Gorski to put the final score at 13-2.
In the second game the Mohawks jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead when Julian Gallup drew a lead-off walk, stole second and third before scoring on Eric Rivera’s sacrifice fly. T.J. Collett also worked his way on with a walk and scored when Gorski picked up a bases-loaded walk.
The Mohawks added runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings.
Gonnella picked up a walk in the bottom of the fourth and came around to score on Jake Mueller’s RBI double.
Wilson reached base after being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game in the bottom of the fifth and was pinch run for by John Valente. Rivera delivered Valente to the plate with his RBI double.
Glens Falls put their lone run of the game on the board in the top of the fourth when Phoenix Hernandez walked and advanced to second on a throwing error on a pick-off attempt. Brian Uliana drove in Hernandez with a single to help put the final score at 5-1.
Amsterdam (11-6) will return to the Shuttleworth Park diamond tonight for a doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Halloween Night, Hall of Fame Night and MCT Federal Credit Union Tribute to Veterans Night at the ballpark.
Amsterdam 13, Glens Falls 2
Glens Falls 000 020 0 — 2 8 2
Amsterdam 273 010 x — 13 16 0
Varela, Paiva (3), Cicotte (6) and Vaglica; Lane, Reed (6) and Maynard.
Amsterdam 5, Glens Falls 1
Glens Falls 001 000 0 — 1 5 0
Amsterdam 300 110 x — 5 3 2
Phelps, Paccione (5) and Vaglica; McSweeney, E. Anderson (5) and Skelton.